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My Emma Web Service
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MyEmma is a great place to setup your mass email contacts and then mass email them (if you must do such a thing in your marketing). Their API is great, and pretty straightforward (if you are a SOAP aficionado and happen to breath envelope objects).

The biggest hurdle I found was myemma's lack of information on the auth object.

I finally pulled it together as I read the information on how the KeyValue objects are to be created. I wrote a mini-class to help me do this more quickly:

class eo 
__construct($k,$v) { 
$this->key $k
$this->value $v

Every KeyValue object must be its own object. Place those objects in an array, and pass them appropriately.

Check out this snippet of documentation for the addMember() call.

string addMember
(object[] authstring member_idobject[] member_infoobject[] flags)

Once our soap client is created, we call the web service function, $client->addMember() , passing in the appropriate arguments:
  1. object[] auth: create an array of eo mini-class, key-value pairs that coincide with the myemma auth object
  2. string member_id: i believe this is primarily for editing an existing member. it doesn't matter in this example; we are adding a new user, period
  3. object[] member_info: the member_info object is an array of eo mini-class, key-value pairs that match up with fields in the myemma account (these include fields like "email, first_name, and last_name"
  4. object[] flags: shrug. i didn't go far enough to need any flags. maybe i'll update this at some point. email me and complain if the absence bothers you.

Enough! Show me the example!
Okay, okay, keep your shirts on.

// jjohnston 2011-07-20
// requirements php5 with SoapClass!
// example usage:

$myemma_emma_account_id '12345';
$myemma_login 'loginWS';
$myemma_password 'pAsswerd9';

// emma fields (set these up in your myemma account)
// these fields may be passed via GET like this ?first_name=my&last_name=emma&
$fields explode(',','first_name,last_name,email,city,state,address');

// mini-keyvalue class builder
class eo 
__construct($k,$v) { 
$this->key $k
$this->value $v

$login[] = new eo('emma_account_id',$myemma_emma_account_id);
$login[] = new eo('login','mscliWS',$myemma_login);
$login[] = new eo('password',$myemma_password);

$wsdl '';
$client = new SoapClient($wsdl,array('trace'=>true));

// auto add and email based on the get params called
foreach($fields as &$f) {
  if (!empty(
$_GET[$f])) {
$member[] = new eo($f,urldecode($_GET[$f]);

// it would look kind of like this:
$member[] = new eo('first_name','my');
$member[] = new eo('last_name','emma');
$member[] = new eo('email','');

try {
//echo $output.'<hr/>';
} catch (Exception $e) {
// if you are having trouble, uncomment these lines and check out the fault message:
  $debuginfo =  "Request :&lt;textarea style='width:800px;height:200px;'>".str_replace(array('<',"n</"),array("n<",'</'),$client->__getLastRequest()) ."&lt;/textarea><br/>";
  $debuginfo =  "Response:&lt;textarea style='width:800px;height:200px;'>".htmlspecialchars($client->__getLastResponse())."&lt;/textarea>";
  echo $debuginfo;

Last Updated: 2011-07-20 14:21:52
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